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I Promise You Anarchy
Aug
21
4:00 PM16:00

I Promise You Anarchy

Pretty-boy Miguel and the bisexual son of his mother's maid, Johnny, get in way over their heads trying to make some cash at black market blood drives, and their tender, closeted love-story becomes an edge-of-your-seat political thriller. I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY is a wildly directed, energetic youth film about untamed love, repressed desire, internalized homophobia, class relations, and the ongoing problem of organized crime in Mexico City.  Winner of multiple international awards, and nominated for the Golden Leopard at this year's Locarno Film Festival.

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You'll Never  Be Alone
Aug
20
5:00 PM17:00

You'll Never Be Alone

The debut feature by singer-songwriter Álex Anwandter is a dark, extremely powerful film about a father seeking justice after his gay son is brutally attacked.  An urgent reminder of social systems which protect homophobia and prevent LGBT equality, YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE is also a film of great tenderness and visual beauty.  Winner of a special Teddy Award at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

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The Nest (O Ninho)
Aug
20
3:00 PM15:00

The Nest (O Ninho)

Four exuberant, colorful episodes plunge us into the long nights and hazy mornings of a group of young bohemians and the army boy they adopt as one of their own.  As the film's young heroes battle homophobia and gender discrimination of all kinds, they remain empowered by each other, dancing through it all, and their sense of pride is truly inspiring.  Recipient of a Special Mention in the International Competition at this year's Outfest.

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